A Microsoft Roundup

Jeff Thurston thinks that MapCruncher (see previous entry) is “innovative”: “It would be interesting to see ‘artistic’ mapping using MapCruncher — personal mind maps, etched drawings, action/reaction layers and other kinds of unique maps created with this product. In other words, maps ‘out side of the traditional box’ — more abstract.”

Via Virtual Earth has an article about version 3 of the Virtual Earth API.

Mashups vs. Mixins: As if we needed another neologism, the Virtual Earthers are coining “mixins” to describe the Collections feature — as opposed to “mashups” which provide their data in your application.

See previous entry: Major Windows Live Local Update.